The family of de Piro.

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who held the titles of Baroni di Budack (Budacco), (1716), Most Illustrious and Noble (1727), and Marques De Piro in Spain (1742).

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This family is NOT listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647) however it was granted a hereditary title of Barone by Grand Master Perellos, Illustrissimo e Nobile by Grand Master Vilhena and Marquis De Piro by King Philip V of Spain. The De Piro family is a ‘new’ family in Malta. 

Last update: 19-11-2023.

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* Cosimo/Gusmano de Piro sives de Pyro exiled from Albania, viv.temp. (Arrived in Malta with the Order of St John in 1530 as a child-slave from Rhodes Island, Greece and under the protection of the Grand Master. Served in the Court of the Grand Master, later was appointed Commander of the Arsenal in Malta. 1592), married (1) 1552 Birgu to Elizabetta Spagnolo (d 1588) married (2) 1590 Birgu to Girolama la Mattina, with issue. 

1. (First Marriage) Giovanni de Piro,  (Commander of the Arsenal in Malta 1602), married (1) 1570 to Richilda Caloriti, married (2) 1637 Vittoriosa to Donna Anna Colonna Romano, with issue.

1.1. (First marriage) Benedetta de Piro, married 1586 Mdina to Nobilius Petruccio Sillato, with issue.

1.1.1. Mario Sillato, married 1624 Valletta to Grazia Curmi.

1.1.2. Caterina Sillato, married 1621 Valletta to Gregorio Tonna, with issue. Graziella Tonna, married 1647 Valletta to Sig. Giuseppe Garsin, with issue. Giovanni Garsin, married 1678 Cospicua to Lorenza Ros. Antonio Garsin, married 1679 Cospicua to Teresa di Maria, with issue. Aloisio Garsin, married 1706 Valletta to Caterina Cauchi, with issue. Giovanni Garsin, married (1) 1736 Valletta to Grazia “Libertine – Ex-Slave“, married (2) 1759 Valletta to Maria Zammit, with issue. (Second Marriage) Aloisio Garsin, married 1787 Valletta to Maria Teresa Grech, with issue. Epifania Garsin, married 1816 Valletta to Rosario La Rosa. Madalena Garsin, married 1828 Valletta to Ignazio Lombardo of Catania, Sicily. Francesco Garsin, married 1690 Senglea to Nobile Grazia Vassallo, with issue. Minichella Tonna, married 1656 Valletta to Luca Cutajar, with issue. Aloisea Cutajar, dunm.l. (illegitimate with a Knight) Grazia Giovanna Aloisea Cutajar, married 1695 Valletta to Conte Francesco Pasquale Castiglione. Aloisia Tonna, married 1659 Valletta to Marcello Gatt. Domenico Tonna, married 1647 Zebbug to Maria Bonello, with issue. Salvatore Tonna, married 1689 Gharghur to Clercia Mifsud.

1.1.3. Agatuccia Sillato, married 1615 Valletta to Gio Maria Bonello, with issue. Agostina Bonello, married (1) 1644 Mdina to Mro Giacomo Aquilina, married (2) 1655 Mdina to Mro Matteolo Bartolo. Lorenza Bonello, married 1650 Mdina to Angelo Tanti. Lucrezia Bonello, married 1655 Mdina to Pietro Tanti.

1.1.4. Maruzza Sillato, married 1616 Valletta to Dionio Cassar., with issue. Domenica Cassar, married 1632 Valletta to Ambrosio Casha.

1.1.5. Veronica Sillato, married 1635 Senglea to Andrea Freva.

1.2. Gusmano de Piro, ‘Jesuit Monk‘, dunm.

1.3. Matteo de Piro, ‘Monk‘, dunm.

1.4. Elizabetta de Piro, ‘Nun‘, dunm.

1.5. Grazia Angelica de Piro, married (1) 1626 Cospicua to Giacomotto de Candia of Greece, married (2) 1631 Cospicua to Gio Frederico Gristi, with issue.

1.5.1. (First Marriage) Maria de Candia, married 1651 Cospicua to Federico Servo, married (2) 1659 Cospicua to Nicola de Candia, with issue. (Second Marriage) Tomaso de Candia, married 1687 Cospicua to Paola de Pittacco, with issue. Nicola de Candia, married 1713 Cospicua to Maria Spiteri, with issue. Caterina de Candia, married 1738 Cospicua to Carlo Fenech. Giuseppe de Candia, married 1719 Valletta to Maria Buhagiar, with issue. Paola de Candia, married 1766 Vittoriosa to Giuseppe Frendo, with issue. Francesco Frendo, married 1801 Cospicua to Maria Vella. Anastasio de Candia, married 1709 Senglea to Filippa Delpinar, with issue. Michele de Candia, married 1742 Senglea to Filippa de Messina, with issue. Anastasio de Candia, married 1772 Cospicua to Maria d’Armenia, with issue. Didacio de Candia, married 1805 Senglea to Anna Mado, with issue. Rosa de Candia, married 1826 Cospicua to Francesco Tommaso Diacono.

1.5.2. Giulio de Candia, married 1655 Senglea to Paolina de Cassia, with issue. Anna de Candia, married 1682 Senglea to Gio Battista Adamo, with issue Saverio Adamo, married (1) 1720 Valletta to Caterina Fleri, married (2) 1729 Senglea to Teresa Grech, with issue.  (Second Marriage) Giovanni Adamo, married 1776 at Senglea to Maria Vella, with issue.  Dr Francesco Saverio Adami MD., at 3 o’clock p.m. at his residence at No. 222, Strada Victoria, Senglea, after a long illness which had obliged him to give up the exercise of his profession. Was greatly esteemed not only by the Faculty of which he was a most distinguished ornament, but by all classes of thee population that revered in him not only a most able and most skilful physician but also a noble-hearted and disinterested patriot who was always   found in the fore in any movement initiated for the improvement of the government of these Islands.    His remains were conveyed to their last resting place at the parish church of Casal Zebbug ‘(Public Opinion) – His role as a patriot was outstanding and he is mentioned in Bianca Fiorentini’s ‘Malta Refugio di esuli e focolare ardente di conspirazione durante il Risorgimento italiano.’as a member of l’Associazione Patriotica. In ‘Echi del Risorgimento a Malta’ ,he contributed to ‘Il Monitore Maltese’(August1859) and was one of the signatories, together with Baron Azopardi, Marchese Scicluna, Salvatore Cachia Zammit, Agostino Naudi, Goffredo dei Baroni Sciberras, Barone Testaferrata Abela, G.Testaferrata Viani, Marchesi De Piro and Cassar Desain in the appeal-letter to the Duke of Newcastle (1878) married 1812 at Senglea to Nobile Maria Scicluna., with issue. Dr Goffredo Adami LLD – representative of the Graduates of the University in the Counsel of Government; very active in politics (Laferla: British Malta) In November 1892, Dr.Goffredo Adami obtained permission to introduce an Ordinance. In 1893, Dr Adami proposed  a  bill whereby the administration of property belonging to marriage legacies unless confirmed by the Court of Voluntary Jurisdiction and until the administrator had bound himself, under the hypothecation of his own property, faithfully to fulfill the will of the   founder and    to render to the same court an annual account of his administration.   This brought a reaction. Bishop Petro Pace was against intervention in ecclesiastical (??) maters; even threatened Adami though his secretary with interdict (Frendo) This was considered an interference with the liberty of the Members of the Council, On 2nd August, Dr. Carbone, the Crown Advocate explained that ‘This act of the Bishop would have been a criminal act, these   letters been addressed to the members of Executive Council (Debates XVI 1887-90); Lord Ripon, Secretary of State added that His  Majesty’s Government will support the Government and Legislature of Malta in rejecting any attempt by the Bishop to   interfere with the free action of the Legislature’  On the 31st October the Archbishop wrote to the Secretary about the matter assuring him that his communication of the 7th July was not in any way as menacing with spiritual penalties. This assurance eased the situation and Lord Rippon was confident that the Archbishop wished that any abuses be removed – (K. Galea- It-trejdjunionismu f’ Malta) F’1894 il-paga tar’writers’ kienet zewg xelini u sitt soldi kulljum.   Kien Dr Adami li ressaq resolutioni ghal xi zidiet .  He was president of La Valletta Band Club. The Adami Collection. (in Public Library) is his bequest., married 1884 at Zeitun to Georgina Dudley Ward with issue. Dr Giovanni Adami LLD, MP. Minister in both the Unione Party and the combined Nationalist Party (1886-1935)., was born in Valletta son of Goffredo LL.D and Georgina Ward was educated at the Gozo Seminary and at the UM where he graduated LL.D.   Adami entered politics in 1921, joining the UPM under the leadership of    Mgr. Pannzavecchia and was elected for the Valletta district.  He was re-elected in 1924.  In ‘27 and ’32 he was elected in the interests of the PN.  In the ministerial reshuffle of ’23 Adami succeeded Antonio Dalli as minister of public works  (’23-‘27). He was also minister of public works from’32   to ‘33.  During his term of office important works   were carried out and vast changes affected.  The Harper Area, Workmen’s Dwelling together with the Sliema promenade is but a few works initiated during his tenure of office.    He was married to Mary Ullo daughter of Richard, former Cashier Anglo-Maltese Bank.    Died aged 48 at Blue Sisters Hospital on Friday 24.5.1935. married Mary Ullo, dsp. Carmelo Adami., dunm. Fiorenza Adami., married Dr Ruggerio Said MD Teresa Adami, dunm. Dr Giuseppe Adami Ph.D., (1868-1930), “Priest”, Born in Senglia, he was ordained priest in ‘94. That same year he obtained a doctorate in sacred theology.  A spiritual director of nuns and in public schools, he was a very well known preacher.  Though his initiative, the Franciscian Sisters began to run the Ospizio Sant Anna for the elderly people. And its chapel he started the Instute of Catholic Education for girls.   In ’05 he was appointed parish priest of Ghaxaq and three years after archpriest of Senglea.  His activities endowed the church with many artistic works.   His time was the best period of St Joseph Workers Society. He helped also in promoting the Society of St Vincent de Paule for needy persons.  During the hardships of World War I his parishioners constantly sought his help.  He is best known for two events that happened in ’21.     On 3 January, Benedict XV issues   ‘Ad perennandam memoriam’ by which he raised Senglea to the dignity of a minor basilica with the right of precedence over other collegiate churches and the crowning of the Bambina by Archbishop Mauro Caruana as Apostolic Delegate on 4 September.    He terminated his term on 16 January ‘27 and nominated canon of the Cathedral passing   his last years at Mdina., dunm Salvina Adami., married 1885 at Senglea to Vincenzo Zammit., with issue. Giuseppina Zammit Adami. Teresa Zammit Adami. Dr Salvatore Zammit Adami MD Francesco Zammit Adami. Maggie Zammit Adami., married George Degiorgio. Mary Zammit Adami. Giorgina married 1904 at Senglea to Giovanni Andrea Sapiano., with issue. Maria Sapiano. Mons. Professor Giuseppe Sapiano., dunm. Clorinda Adami., married 1887 at Senglea to Francesco Xaverio Tabone., with issue. Speranza Tabone., married Pietro Zahra., dsp. Dr Francesco Tabone LLD., married 1915 at Mosta to Teresa Borg., with issue. Jessie Tabone., married Lorenzo Pace dei Marchesi Bonici Mompalao. Teresa Tabone., married Giuseppe Pantalesesco. Dr John Tabone LLD. (1920-. Married Mary Abela. Lucia Tabone., married 1921 Mosta to Giuseppe Schembri MRSS., with issue. Carmelo Tabone., (1900-71)., married 1936 at Humrun to Rosaria Brimmer., with issue. Rev. Francis Tabone Adami, (1939-2022 Cambira, Parana, Brazil), dunm. Clorinda Tabone Adami. Giuseppe Tabone Adami., married Mariam Said-Pullicino., with issue. Jean Pierre Tabone Adami., married Josanne N, with issue. Nicky Tabone Adami. Benjamin Tabone Adami. Elaine Tabone Adami married to Dunstan Sciberras, with issue. Seab Sciberras. Giorgiana Tabone Adami., married 1971 to Anthony Schembri Adami., with issue Pauline Tabone Adami., married Henry Alamago., with issue. Jo-Anne Alamago. Andrew Alamago. Kevin Alamago. David Alamago. Stephen Alamago. Maria Adami., married 1891 at Senglea to Giuseppe Zarb., with issue. Teresa Zarb., married Giovanni Sapiano MRSJ., with issue. Carmen Sapiano, dunm. Maria Rosa Zarb., dunm. Francesco Zarb Adami., dunm. Salvatore Zarb Adami., married Rosa Stepton, with issue. Maria Zarb Adami. Doris Zarb Adami. Michael Zarb Adami. Goffredo Zarb Adami M.R.S.J.I.P.S, married Lina Lanzon., with issue. Dr Geoffrey Zarb Adami MD, (1940-2020), married to Tanya Bonello, with issue. Mireille Zarb Adami, married to Simon Vincenti. Brian Zarb Adami, married to Roberta Valenzia. Christina Zarb Adami, married to Simon Fiorini Lowell. Dr Mercedes Zarb Adami MD, married to Roy Schembri Wismayer, with issue. Maurice Zarb Adami, married to Marie Therese Tua, with issue. Noel Zarb Adami, (1947 – 2013), married to Adriana Tufigno, with issue. Kristian Zarb Adami. Raina Zarb Adami. Joseph Zarb Adami, married to Joan Millar, with issue. Clare Zarb Adami, married to David Borg, with issue. Emilia Borg Zarb Adami. Geoffrey Zarb Adami, married to Stephanie Saliba, with issue. Jack Zarb Adami. Irene Zarb Adami. Magdallena Adami., married 1891 at Senglea to Notary Francesco Schembri, with issue. Dr Carmelo Schembri Adami LL.D. died of the Spanish Flu in 1917. Teresa Schembri Adami., dunm. Giovanni Schembri Adami. Francis Schembri Adami., married Viola… Olga Schembri Adami., married Renaldo d’Alessandro., with issue. May d’Alessandro, (1921-2005), married Henry Cole, with issue. Kenneth Cole. Kenward Cole. Keith Cole. Kathleen Cole. Lina d’Alessandro., married Louis Portelli., with issue. Theresa Portelli. Margaret Portelli. Anthony Portelli. Alfred Portelli. Girard Portelli. Josie d’Alessandro., married Lina Abela, with issue Amedeo d’Alessandro. Romina d’Alessandro. Rosa d’Alessandro., married to Dr Anthony Rutter-Giappone LLD Maurice d’Alessandro., married Monica Doublet, with issue. Stephen d’Alessandro, married to Rachele Leone Ganado, with issue. Nicholas d’Alessandro. Jonathan d’Alessandro. Edward d’Alessandro. Robert d’Alessandro. Denise d’Alessandro. Giuseppe Schembri Adami., married Beatrice Mercieca., with issue. Franz Schembri Adami., married Yvonne Brincat. Stella Schembri Adami., married Michael Sacco. Ermina Schembri Adami., married Angelo Cachia. Evelyn Schembri Adami., married Victor Falzon Sant Manduca., dsp. Mary Schembri Adami. Goffredo Schembri Adami (1910-63)., married 1938 to Jennie Reynaud., with issue.  Anna Schembri Adami., married Henry Zammit. Anthony Schembri Adami., married 1971 to Giorgina Tabone Adami, (see on this page)., with issue. Marika Schembri Adami., (1973-, married 2008 to John Huber, with issue. Aidan Hiber, (2008-.. Geoffrey Schembri Adami., (1978-. Magda Schembri. Tonio Schembri Adami., (1913-93). Born in Valletta, he studied at   the um but graduated in medicine at the University of Rome.  He joined the Labour Party and was elected to the National Executive in ’45 when successfully contested the election to the Legislative Assembly.  Following the election of   ’47,he was given the portfolio of minister of health and social services.  In  ‘48 he introduced ‘Old Age Pensions Act’   in  ‘50 and ’51 he successfully contested the elections with the MWP, which he had joined after the Lab our Party split.  In ’50 he held the ministry off works and reconstruction.    During his political career especially in ’49 he worked hard in an attempt to introduce the National Health Scheme in Malta. Om2 January he resigned and left for UK.  SA was very much respected by the people of Mosta and Naxxar, as he was very tolerant with those who disagreed with his views.  He was praised as an excellent orator., married Doris Pace Asciak. Maria Concetta Schembri Adami, married to Joseph Carmel Richard Agius, with issue. Dr Mark Christopher Agius MD, (1952 -), Visiting Research Associate Department of Psychiatry University of Cambridge, Clare Research Associate Clare College Cambridge, Adjunct Professor Department of Psychiatry Charles University Prague. Salvatore Adami, (d. 1946), “Canon”, dunm. Dr Giovanni Adami MD., married 1917 at Senglea to Mary Brown., with issue. Melita Adami., married 1952 at Yorkshire to Peter Sephton with issue. Mary Septon. John Septon. Anthony Septon. Rev Giorgio Adami., dunm. Madelena Adami., dunm. Giovanni Adami., dunm. Teresa Adami., married 1854 at Senglea to Francesco Fenech., with issue. Carmela Adami, married to Fortunato Mizzi. Vincenzo Adami, married 1818 Valletta to Angela Xuereb. Maria Maddalena Adamo, married 1753 Senglea to Salvatore Valente, with issue. Francesco Valente, married 1790 Cospicua to Maria Angela Zorba. (Second Marriage) Elizabetta Adamo, married 1741 Senglea to Valerio Desira. Caterina Adamo, married to Salvatore Caruana. Francesco Adamo., married 1752 Senglea to Teresa de Seichel, with issue. Barbara Adamo, married 1777 Senglea to Aloiseo Rizzo. Margherita Adamo.

1.5.3. (Second Marriage) Salvatore Gristi, married (1) 1655 Valletta to Aloisetta de Pin, married (2) 1663 Valletta to Speranza, former wife of Pietro Petruzzi, with issue. (First Marriage) Caterina Gristi, (Later a Nun). (illegitimate with a Knight by the name of Bernard) Bernarda de Gristi, married 1706 Attard to Paolo Zahra, with issue. Enrico Zahra, married 1727 Valletta to Elizabetta Axach, with issue. Paolo Zahra, married 1752 Valletta to Grazia Anna Clinquant, with issue. Dr Francesco Zahra Clinquant JUD, married 1782 Valletta to Oriota Bonavita, with issue. Leopoldo Zahra Clinquant, married 1805 Valletta to Nobile Antonia Fontani dei Conti di Senia, with issue. Zeffro Zahra Clinquant, married 1851 Valletta to Caterina Agius Delicata. Feliciano Zahra Clinquant, married 1791 Cospicua to Teresa Bartolo, (former Husband of Gio Battista de Marchesi Caraffa). Maria Anna Zahra Clinquant, married 1790 Valletta to Vincenzo Portelli. Liberata Zahra Clinquant, married 1794 Valletta to Vincenzo Portelli, (Married his sister-in-law). Palma Zahra Clinquant, married 1786 Valletta to Pietro Antonio Gatt. Gaetano Zahra, married 1754 Valletta to Rosa Zammit, with issue. Giuseppe Zahra, married 1789 Cospicua to Caterina Bezzina, with issue. Gaetano Zahra, married 1813 Valletta to Maria Antonina Vella. Caterina Zahra, married 1778 Valletta to Gaetano Zammit. Maria Zahra, married 1789 Valletta to Vincenzo Camilleri. Maria Teresa Zahra, married 1800 Qormi to Giuliano Gatt. Lorenzo Zahra, married 1759 Valletta to Maria Mizzi, with issue. Antonio Zahra, married 1784 Ghaxaq to Anna Strafrag, with issue. Ignazio Zahra, married 1822 Ghaxaq to Grazia Barbara. Mario Zahra, married 1775 Valletta to Margherita Voiti. Giuseppe Zahra, married 1790 Valletta to Maria Annunziata Camilleri, with issue. Maria Zahra, married 1812 Valletta toi Michele Dodero of Genoa, Italy. Domenica Faldafanna Gristi, married 1686 Valletta to Gio Battista Piscopo, with issue. Maddalena Piscopo, married (1) 1723 Senglea to Francesco Giufre, married (2) 1713 Vittoriosa to Giovanni Artau, with issue. (Second Marriage) Giuseppe Artau, married 1747 Valletta to Modesta Cauchi. Lorenza Piscopo, married 1720 Senglea to Giuseppe le Flotto.

2. Benedetta de Piro, ‘Nun‘, dunm.

3. Federico de Piro, ‘Monk‘, dunm.

4. Vincenzo de Piro, ‘Monk’, dunm.

5. Cesare de Piro, ‘Jesuit Monk‘, dunm.

6. Laetitia de Piro, ‘Nun‘, dunm.

7. (Second Marriage) Carlo Antonio de Piro, married Vittoria Caruana, and dsp. 

8. Paolo de Piro, married (1) 1616 to Giovanella Albano with issue. Married (2) 1646 to Galizia Solemi, with further issue 

8.1. (First Marriage) Rev. Cristoforo de Piro, dunm 1671 in Rome

8.2. Caterinucca de Piro, married 1642 to Domenico Galdies, with issue.

8.2.1. Marietta Galdes de Piro, married 1670 Senglea to Mario Francese, with issue. Vittoria Francese de Piro, married 1698 Qormi to Giuseppe Bugeja. Andrea Francese de Piro, married (1) 1714 Zebbug to Speranza Genuisi, married (2) 1730 Qormi to Maria Grech, with issue. (First Marriage) Maruzzo Francese de Piro, married (1) 1737 Xewkija Gozo to Maria Rapa, married (2) 1740 Qormi to Evangelista Muscat. Giuseppa Francese de Piro, married 1733 Qormi to Michele Grech. (Second Marriage) Saverio Francese de Piro, married 1776 Cospicua to Eufemia Borg., with issue. Maria Francese, married 1796 Vittoriosa to Giuseppe Micallef. Grazia Francese de Piro, married 1751 Qormi to Salvatore Abejer. Rosa Francese de Piro, married 1757 Valletta to Giovanni Farrugia. Carmine Francese de Piro, married 1769 Valletta to Francesco Bianco. Teresa Francese de Piro, married 1802 Cospicua to Gregorio Xicluna. Domenica Francese de Piro, married 1701 Qormi to Filippo Schembri, with issue. Michele Schembri, married 1727 Qormi to Francesca Cardona, with issue. Giuditta Schembri, married 1779 Birkirkara to Giuseppe Micallef. Grazia Schembri, married 1763 Birkirkara to Francesco Mifsud. Maria Schembri, married (1) 1757 Qormi to Paolo Mifsud, married (2) 1776 Birkirkara to Grazio Xicluna, married (3) 1788 Birkirkara to Francesco Borg. Giovanna Schembri, married 1755 Qormi to Giuseppe Gatt. Filippo Schembri, married 1753 Valletta to Antonia Farrugia. Girolamo Schembri, married (1) 1764 Birkirkara to Maria Zammit, married (2) 1788 Valletta to Anna Agius. Francesco Schembri, married 1774 Birkirkara to Grazia Borg, with issue. Maria Schembri, married (1) 1809 Birkirkara to Giuseppe Grech, married (2) 1810 Birkirkara to Angelo Borg. Michele Schembri, married 1806 Birkirkara to Rosa Anna Borg, with issue. Grazia Schembri, married 1835 Birkirkara to Giuseppe Borg. Giuseppe Schembri, married 1819 Birkirkara to Maria Busuttil. Giuseppe Schembri, married 1736 Zejtun to Maria Pavia, with issue. Michele Schembri, married 1781 Zejtun to Maria Fenech. Francesco Schembri, married 1781 Zejtun to Caterina Bugeja, with issue. Generosa Schembri, married 1812 Zejtun to Angelo Ciccalo. Maria Teresa Schembri, married 1813 Zejtun to Matteo Lauro. Maria Anna Schembri, married 1820 Zejtun to Giuseppe Mifsud. Teresa Francese de Piro, married 1711 Qormi to Domenico Ciantar, with issue. Salvatore Ciantar de Piro, married 1737 Rabat Gozo to Teresa Schembri, with issue. Caterina Ciantar de Piro, married 1738 Zejtun to Tomaso Mifsud. Maria Ciantar de Piro, married (1) 1745 Zejtun to Angelo Camilleri, married (2) 1759 Valletta to Geronimo Galea. Anna Ciantar de Piro, married 1769 Valletta to Cristoforo Duran.

8.2.2. Leonara Galdes de Piro, married 1661 Qormi to Leonardo Zammit, with issue. Rosa Zammit de Piro, married 1713 Valletta to Pasquale Pace.

8.2.3. Maria Galdes de Piro, married 1667 Qormi to Mario Cauchi., with issue. Barbara Cauchi de Piro, married 1696 Birkirkara to Francesco Micallef. Angelica Cauchi de Piro, married 1703 Birkirkara to Isidore Cardona, married (2) 1709 Birkirkara to Lorenzo Borg. 

8.3. Ottavio de Piro., married (1) 1634 Senglea to Nobile Caterina Casanova, married (2) to Anna.., with issue.

8.3.1. (First Marriage) Vincenza de Piro, married 1662 Senglea to Daniele Romano, with issue. Francesco Romano, married 1700 Zabbar to Francesca dei Baroni di Daniele, with issue. Rosa Romano, married 1732 Zabbar to Gioacchino Lia, with issue. Felice Lia, married to Beatrice Borg. Giovanni Lia, married 1777 Cospicua to Maddalena Borg. Angelo Romano, married 1760 Vittoriosa to Margherita Catania. Giovanni Romano, married 1700 Senglea to Maddalena Pancosta. Giovanna Maria Romano, married 1691 Senglea to Teodoro Vella, with issue. Tomaso Vella de Piro, married (1) 1718 Mosta to Teresa Mifsud, married (2) 1739 Valletta to Giuseppa Alunna di Fra Don Carlo Maria de Guevara dei duchi di Bovino, 1714-1778, with issue. (First Marriage) Anna Vella de Piro, married 1763 Naxxar to Giovanni Camilleri. Domenichella Vella de Piro, married 1756 Naxxar to Francesco Sammut. Giuseppe Vella de Piro, married 1763 Gharghur to Maria Grima. (Second Marriage) Maria Anna Vella de Piro, married 1784 Valletta to Don Pasquale Inguanez.

8.3.2. Domenico de Piro, married 1667 Senglea to Giacobina Salvatore, with issue. Anna de Piro, married 1686 Senglea to Matteo Romano, with issue. Domenica Romano, married 1725 Senglea to Giacobo Moro, with issue. Fortunato sives Romano, married 1775 Cospicua to Veneranda Barbara, with issue. Aloiseo Romano, married 1829 Cospicua to Fortunata Camilleri, with issue. Francesca Romano, married 1861 Senglea to Capt Nicolo de Candia. Margherita Romano, married 1715 Senglea to Tomaso Curmi, with issue. Maria Curmi, married (1) 1742 Senglea to Carlo Bonavita, married (2) 1754 Senglea to Michele Romano. Caterina de Piro, married 1700 Senglea to Vincenzo Pancosta. Francesca de Piro, married 1706 Senglea to Michele Angelo Canizzaro. Maddalena de Piro, married (1) 1711 Senglea to Giovanni Panesta, married (2) 1713 Senglea to Gioacchino Condorato.

8.4. (Second Marriage) Geronima de Piro., married 1672 at Valletta to Domenico Psaila, with issue.

8.4.1. Giuseppe Psaila de Piro, married 1704 Valletta to Maria Barone of Catania, Sicily, with issue. Paolo Psaila, married 1751 Valletta to Maria de Manuele d’Argumento, with issue. Salvatore Psaila, married 1745 Valletta to Vittoria Felici, with issue. Giuseppe Psaila, married 1790 Valletta to Rosa Galea. Maria Psaila, married 1776 Valletta to Giovanni Bonnet. Maruzza Psaila, married 1778 Valletta to Francesco Cortis. Ambrosio Psaila, married 1741 Mdina to Maria Zammit, with issue. Vincenza Psaila, marrioed 1766 Valletta to Gio Maria Bartolo. Anna Psaila, married 1773 Valletta to Michele Capo. Eugenia Psaila, married 1776 Valletta to Calcedonio Savona. Felicitia Psaila, married 1748 Valletta to Fortunato Grech. Fortunata Psaila, married 1755 Valletta to Enrico Micallef.

8.4.2. Anna Psaila de Piro, married 1704 Valletta to Giuseppe Pace.

8.4.3. Saverio Psaila de Piro, married 1713 Birkirkara to Maria Xiberras, with issue. Pietro Psaila, married 1757 Birkirkara to Maria Micallef, with issue. Giovanni Psaila, married 1796 Birkirkara to Maddalena Borg. Anna Psaila, married 1791 Birkirkara to Michele Catania. Francesco Psaila, married 1785 Valletta to Caterina Josepha Schembri, with issue. Notary Pietro Paolo Publio Psaila de Piro, married 1831 Valletta to Maria Antonia Xuereb, with issue. Filippa Psaila de Piro, married 1874 Valletta to Giovanni Mifsud. Caterina Psaila, married 1729 Valletta to Don Pietro Baldassare Galtieri of Messina, married (2) 1739 Birkirkara to Tomaso Borg.

8.4.4. Marino Psaila de Piro, married 1690 Zebbug to Maruzza d’Armenia., with issue. Antonia Psaila d’Armenia, married 1702 Qormi to Domenico Taliana.

8.4.5. Petruzzo Psaila de Piro, married 1696 Zebbug to Maruzza Bonnici, with issue. Carlo Psaila, married 1741 Valletta to Anna Chetcuti, with issue. Caterina Psaila, married 1763 Valletta to Francesco Borg. Margherita Psaila, married 1770 Valletta to Giuseppe Cassar. Maria Teresa Psaila, married 1778 Valletta to Salvatore Casha. Liberta Psaila, married 1782 Valletta to Onoroto Farrugiua.. Francesco Psaila, married 1743 Valletta to Ventura “Alunna di Fra Francesco Colonna Romano, Nobile Romano, Knight of St John of Malta, (d. 1749)“, with issue. Giuseppe Psaila, married 1763 Valletta to Vittoria Ellul, with issue. Vincenzo Psaila, married 1791 Valletta to Rosa Cauchi. Rosa Psaila, married 1765 Valletta to Giuseppe Calleja. Rosa Psaila, married 1719 Valletta to Giuseppe Vella.

8.4.6. Angelo Psaila de Piro, married 1706 Birkirkara to Giovanna Psaila.

8.5. Dr Lorenzo Ubaldesco de Piro JUD, married 1671 to Cornelia Cauchi di Cristoforo, with issue.

8.5.1. Dr. Gio Pio de Piro, JUD., (1670-1752) 1st Baron di Budaq (Cr:1716), 1st Marquis de Piro, (Cr:1742), married 1693 to Anna Gourgion, with issue. Angelo de Piro, dunm. Rev Giulio de Piro, dunm. Antonio Felicissimo de Piro, (d. 1738), Marchesino di Piro, Baroncino de Budaq, married (1) 1729 to Caterina Dorell, married (2) 1736 to Elena Grech Balsano, married (3) 1738 to Donna Eleanora Costanzo dei Duchi di Paganica, with issue. (Second marriage) Francesco Saverio de Piro, (1731-), d.inf. Eugenia de Piro, d.inf. (Second marriage) Don Vincenzo de Piro, (1736-99), 2nd Marques de Piro, 2nd Barone di Budaq, married 1757 to Maria Testaferrata Abela dei Baroni di Gomerino, with issue. Don Antonio de Piro, (1758-1806), 3rd Marques de Piro, 3rd Barone di Budaq, married 1790 to Teresa Campanella nee dello Re, with issue. Don Vincenzo de Piro (1785-1840), married 1810 to Loreta Mallia, with issue. Don Giuseppe de Piro, married 1845 Matrice Gozo to Maria Antonia Mizzi, with issue. Dona Maria de Piro, married to Major Alfred Cavarra, with issue. Arthur Cavarra, (1877 Valletta -). Asterina Cavarra, (1881 Valletta -). Jessie Cavarra, (1883 Valletta -). Henry Charles Philip Alfred William Cavarra, (1883 Valletta -), married 1914 Winnipeg, Canada to (First cousin) Dona Emma Josephine de Piro, (see below), with issue. Laura Cavarra, (1915 Winnipeg -2010 Mosta, Malta), married 1942 Mdina to Philip Pullicino. Joseph Cavarra, (1917 New York City – 1950’s). Joseph Emanuele Cavarra, (1891-), married to Evelyn N, with issue. Laura Cavarra, (1916-). Evelyn Cavarra, (1917-). George Cavarra, (1918-). Don Loreto de Piro, married 1878 Birkirkara to Annette Mizzi, with issue. Dona Aida de Piro, married 1906 to Major. F. Stivala, with issue. Alfred Stivala de Piro, (1912- , married to Rose Saydon, with issue Francis Stivala, MOM, (1946-. (primogenial descendant in the line of Vincenzo De Piro Marquerite Stivala (1944-, married to Hon. Anton Tabone, MP, Acting President of Malta (2009-2012) Don Antonio G. de Piro, married (1) to Louisa Borg (with issue); married (2) to Florence Cowley, with further issue. (First Marriage) Dona Emma de Piro, (1883 Aden, Yemen -), married 1914 Winnipeg, Canada to Henry Charles Philip Alfred William Cavarra, (See above). (Second Marriage) Don Joseph de Piro, married Emily Bell-Irvine, with issue Don His Honour, Judge. Alan de Piro, Q.C. (Seniormost agnate of the De Piro family), married (1) 1947 to Mary Elliott, married (2) 1964 Marylebone Register Office, England to Mona Addington, with issue. Don ‘Son’ de Piro, married to N, with issue. Don Dr Tristram de Piro., (1974 -. Dona Tsara de Piro. Don ‘Son’ de Piro. Don Michael de Piro, dunm 1944, (Buried at Assisi, Italy – British Military Cemetery). Major Don Wolsey William Haseldon George de Piro Cowley, (d.1970), married to Gladys Victorine Ciantar. Don Fortunato de Piro, married 1893 to Ersilia Leone-Ganado, with issue. Don Joseph de Piro, married 1930 to Antonia Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi del Fiddien, and dsp. Dona Jane Giovanna Battista de Piro, married 1928 Valletta to Joseph Giuseppe Buttigieg Dona Victoria de Piro, married Paul Fenech-Gasan, with issue. Raymond Fenech Gasan, (1936-2016), married to Marie Louise Debono, with issue. Roberta Fenech Gasan, married to Dr Ramon Tonna. Angela Fenech Gasan, married to Christian Mifsud. Richard Fenech Gasan, married to Alison Attard. Dona Antonia de Piro, married 1841 to Gio Batta Mamo-Mompalao, with issue. Don Sir Giuseppe Maria de Piro GCMG, (1794-1870), Baron of Budaq, married 1842 to Antonia Moscati-Gatto, 3rd Baroness of Benwarred, dsp.l (Natural issue from Donna Concetta Intartaglia of Procida, Italy) Mgr SebastianoTartaglia, (d.1927), Priest, dunm. (Natural issue from Concetta Intartaglia of Procida, Italy) Giuseppa de Buttigieg, eduquee par Michele Buttigieg e Carmela Borg, married 1854 Birkirkara to Salvatore Spiteri. (Natural issue from Concetta Intartaglia of Procida, Italy) Salvatore de Bartolo, Alunno di Tripoli, eduques en Barbarie pour, married 1852 Cospicua to Rosa French. Dona Francesca de Piro, Baroness of Budaq, (dunm. 1877 (Natural issue by Saveria Moscati, De-Jure Baroness di Frigenuni (1760-97) Senatore Alexandre Moscati ( 1774-1826). Grew up in Valletta, Malta. Was forced to flee Malta, due to raping the Noble Maria Teresa Testaferrata dei Marchese della San Vincenzo Ferreri, which sired a daughter. Alexandre, was a Senator in Messina, Sicily.. He married firstly to a British Girl called Louisa Campbell, and sired several children from her. She died in 1802. He married secondly to the Noble Rosa d’Alessandro and sired several mored children. Alexander was also the dejure Marquis di Xrobb-il-Ghajn, “De-Jure” Baron di Frigenuni. (See issue here) Don Giuseppe de Piro-Gourgion, CMG. (died 1857), served as a Captain in a volunteer battalion during the blockade and was despatched on a special mission to Lord Nelson. Appointed Captain in the militia, January 1801, transferred to the Provincial Battalion in July 1803 and to the veteran battalion in July 1814. Appointed Captain, Royal Malta Fencible Regiment, February 25, 1815, Major, August 12, 1825, Lieutenant-Colonel, December 29, 1837, Retired on full pay, July 20, 1847, was created CMG – The Maltese Corps of the British Army 1798-1895, by Major A.G. Chesney), married 1810 to Gaetana Borg Madiona, with issue. Don Adriano de Piro-Gourgion, (1817-1866), dunm.l. (illegitimate and adopted) Pietro Paolo de Muscat, married 1861 Attard to Maria Teresa Muscat. (illegitimate) Anna de Aquilina, Adoptee par Giuseppe Aquilina and Maria Grech, married 1860 Valletta to Ignazio Attard Maggi. (illegitimate) Gaetana Alunna de Bonnici, married 1867 Vittoriosa to Raffaele Grech, with issue. Giuseppa Grech, married 1896 Vittoriosa to Paolo Schembri. Rosa Grech, (d. 1910), married 1902 Vittoriosa to Emanuele Caruana. Maria Rosaria Grech, married 1911 Vittoriosa to Emanuele Caruana. Don Dr Carmelo de Piro, MD,(1820-69), married 1844 to Nobile Gerolama Sceberras d’Amico-Inguanez , with issue. Don Giuseppe de Piro-Gourgion, (1845-1916), dunm.l. (illegitimate with Maddalena Mascina) Giovanni de Mascina, married 1874 Vittoriosa to Felicita Falzon, with issue. Domenico Mascena, married 1930 Vittoriosa to Giovanna Zarb. Maria Carmela Mascena, married 1895 Vittoriosa to Giuseppe Portelli. Angela Mascena, married 1905 Vittoriosa to Andrea Galea. (illegitimate with Carmela Cabrisis) Federico de Cabrisisi, married 1874 Vittoriosa to Maria Anna Olivia. (illegitimate with Antonia Debono) Carmelo de Debono, married 1874 Birkirkara to Giovanna Agius, with issue. Giuseppe Debono, married 1899 Birkirkara to Maria Chircop. (illegitimate with Anna Cutajar) Giovanna de Cutajar, married 1876 Vittoriosa to Carmelo Galea. (illegitimate with Antonia Portelli) Paola de Pullicino, adopted by Francesco Pullicino and Maria Felici, married 1877 Birkirkara to Gaetano Galea, with issue. Salvatore Galea, married 1902 Birkirkara to Caterina Gatt. Angela Galea, (1885-), married 1908 Birkirkara to Giovanni Zammit. Giuseppa Galea, (1889-), married 1921 Birkirkara to Giorgio Buttigieg. (illegitimate with Carmela Agius) Carmelo de Agius, married 1885 Mdina to Maria Abela, with issue. Margherita Agius, married 1909 Mdina to Publio Muscat. Don Alessandro de Piro, (1848-98), married 1868 to Orsula Agius-Caruana, with issue. Don Dr Carmelo de Piro MD, (1871-1912), married 1908 Mdina to Dolores Dyer-Lester, (d/o Thomas Dyer and Bice Lester),  with issue. Dona Maria Pilar De Piro (primogenial descendant in the line of Alessandro de Piro) married Marchese Alexander Apap BolognaHereditary Noble of Hungary , with issue.  Don Igino de Piro-D’Amico-Inguanez, 7th Barone di Budaq, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, – (1874-1942), married 1901 to Marchesa Nicolina Apap-Bologna dei Marchesi di Gnien-is-Sultan, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, with issue. Don Jerome de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, 8th Barone di Budaq,  (styled as Marchese de Piro  in 1983 and then resigned to his son, never registered with the Ministry of Justice in Spain), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, – (1914-97), married 1938 to Philomena Cassar Torreggiani, with issue. Don Nicholas de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, KM, MOM. 9th Barone di Budaq, (styled as Marchese/Marquis de Piro in Malta, not registered in the Kingdom of Spain), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, (1941-, married 1970 to Frances Wilson, with issue. Don Cosimo de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (1971-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married to Lisa Cheong Shao Fen, with issue. Dona Serafina de Piro, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. Don Clement de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (1972-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 2013 Valletta to Caroline Marbot, with issue. Don Alexander de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (2014 -, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. Don Maximilian de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (2016-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. Dona Maria Olympia de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (2017-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. Don Anton Joseph de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (1985-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Dona Mary Louisa de Piro D’Amico-Inguanez, (1974-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married Hugh Preston, with issue. Nicholas Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Mary Benedicta Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Edward Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Isabella Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Dona Rosemary Madeleine de Piro, (1943-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary., married 1974 to Dr. John O’Connell M.R.C.P. Dona Mary Theresia de Piro, (1946-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1974 to Simon Bailey, with issue Sebastian Bailey, (1975-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary., married to Juliet Gordon-Steward, with issue. Genevieve Baily, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Miranda Baily, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. Paul Jerome Bailey, (1977-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary Dona Mary Elizabeth de Piro, (1950-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1977 to Ralph Bianchi. Dona Mary Margaret de Piro, (1951-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1978 to Architect Paul Bianchi B.E&A., A.&C.E Dona Marie de Piro, (1902-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married Nicolino Trapani-Galea-Feriol, Barone di San Marciano, with issue. Dona Cecilia de Piro, (1904-), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married firstly to Marchese Nazzareno Zimmermann-Barbaro, with issue. Married Secondly to Professor John Pick. Dona Monica de Piro, (1909-2004), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married Col. John Edward Toole Nelson, dsp. Don Rev. Santo de Piro, (1873-1929), dunm. Don Alberto de Piro, (1877-99), dunm. Don Rev. Mgr. Giuseppe de Piro, (1877-1933), dunm. Don Dr. Guido de Piro MD, (1879-., married Berta Capone, with issue. Dona Francoise de Piro,(1909-), married 1953 to Eduardo Romeo Leopardi. dsp. Dona Marie de Piro, O.M., (1908-). Mother-General of the Dorothean Congregation. Don Gio Pio de Piro, (1881-), married Emma dei Baroni Gauci-Tramblet, with issue. Don Dr Alessandro de Piro Gourgion LLD, (1917-died), married to Doris Sultana (d. 2006), dsp. Dona Bertha de Piro Gourgion, (1910 – 2012)., married to Anthony Cassar Torreggiani, with issue. Dona Miriam de Piro Gourgion, (1924- 2015), married to Antonio Pace, with issue. Sandra Pace, married to Noel Radmilli, with issue. Rachel Radmilli. Paul Radmilli. Mark Pace, married to Marianna Pullicino, with issue. Nicola Pace, married 2007 to Keith Busuttil. Marian Pace, married to Christopher Galea. John Pace, married to Olga N. Dona Anna de Piro Gourgion, married 1943 to Conte Henry Sant Cassia Dona Maria Teresa de Piro, (1869-1920), married the Marchese Paolo Apap Bologna. Dona Maria de Piro d’Amico Inguanez, married 1897 Mdina to Dr. Alfredo Stilon MD, with issue. Dr Alessandro Stilon de Piro LLD, (1897-1970), married to Evelyn Bonavia, with issue. Lea Stilon de Piro, married to Dr Henry Harding MD, with issue. Henry Harding. Jacqueline Harding. Mark Harding. Dr Mario Stilon de Piro MD, MFOM, DPM, DIH, DTM&H, (1928-2023), married to Marie Josette Cauchi Inglott, (d. 2017), with issue. Nadine Stilon de Piro, Dipl. Gestalt, ECP, (1955-2018), married to Joe Louis Bonnici, with issue. Laura Bonnici, B.A (Hons), (1985 Geneva-, married to Mark Gasan. Sandra Bonnici, (1987 Geneva-, married to Marc Urpani. Karen Stilon de Piro, married (1) to Jean Pierre Pelosi, married (2) to Daniele Polotto, with issue. (First Marriage) Dr Jennifer Pelosi LLD, (1985-, married to Charles Goumaz. Julia Pelosi, (1986-, married to Philip Dunant. Victor Stilon de Piro, married to Lilian Manduca dei Conti di Montalto, with issue. Mila Stilon de Piro, married to Antonio Pignatelli. Mary Stilon de Piro, (1924-2010), married to Commendatore Dr Maurice Agius Vadala, with issue. Sr Celia Agius Vadala, Nun. Marisa Agius Vadala, married to Anthony Hayhurst, with issue. Richard Hayhurst. Paul Hayhurst. Robert Hayhurst. Christine Agius Vadala, married to Hugh Peralta. Thomas Agius Vadala, married to Patricia Attard Montalto dei Baroni di Benuwarrad, with issue. Francesca Agius Vadala, married to Robert Cassar, with issue. Emily Cassar, (2014-. Nicholas Cassar, (2018-. Michael Agius Vadala, married to Paula Agius, with issue. Mila Agius Vadula, (2023-. John Agius Vadala, married to Julia N, with issue. Emma Agius Vadala. Sophie Agius Vadala. Rudolph Stilon de Piro, (1928-2021), married to Joan Farrugia, with issue. Vittorie Stilon, married to Patricia N. Philip Stilon, married to Simone N. Maria Mariella Stilon, (d. 2021), married to Marchese Dr Joseph Apap Bologna, BA, LLD. Franco Stilon de Piro, married to Lorna Pidgeon, with issue. Sarah Stilon, married to Robert Sammut. Simon Stilon, married to Nicola N. Sophia Stilon, married to Matthew Quinian. Ernesto Stilon de Piro. Beatrice Stilon de Piro, PEP, (1905-2008), married to Professor Felice Cremona LLD. Elena Stilon de Piro, (1903-, married to Magistrate Dr Vincent Refalo LLD Dona Filomena de Piro, married Marchese Emmanuele Testaferrata Bonici Ghaxaq. Dona Teresa de Piro, married Alessandro Sceberras D’Amico, Barone of Castlel Cicciano and dsp.  Don Francesco Saverio de Piro, CMG, Marquis de Piro (Revived 1870 see footnote), (1824-94), Married 1856 to Adelaide Testaferrata, with issue. Don Giuseppe Lorenzo de Piro, CMG, (1858-1911), Marquis de Piro, (holder of title see document of 1914, below) married 1891 to Georgina Galea Naudi, with issue. Dona Adelina de Piro, (1892-1962), Marchesa de Piro, (holder of title but not recognized by British foreign office, see document of 1914, below) Married to Kenneth MacPherson, and dsp Dona Anna de Piro, married Marchese Salvatore Testaferrata Olivier. Dona Veneranda de Piro, married Barone Emmanuele Moscati Cassia. Maria Teresa de Piro, married Marchese Salvatore Cassar Desain. Annunicata Testaferrata, married 1818 to Dr Bartolomeo Grech Delicata, with issue. Dona Antonia de Piro, married 1797 to Marchese Romualdo Barbaro, dsp. Dona Eugenia de Piro. (illegitimate) Paolo Maria de Morga, Alunno, married 1741 Siggiewi to Maria Caruana. Maria Antonia de Piro, married 1713 to Bartolomeo Vella, dsp. Eugenia de Piro, married 1729 to Ferdinando de Ribera, Barone di San Paolino. (illegitimate from Rosa, Manumessa) Giuseppe de Piro sives Siero, married (1) to Anna N, married (2) 1722 Mdina (Notary Ignazio Debono) to Teresa Debono, with issue. (First marriage) Francesca de Piro, married 1706 Valletta to Dr Matteo d’Arena JUD, with issue. Antonio d’Arena, married 1739 Valletta to Teresa Gatt, with issue. Rosa d’Arena, married 1773 Valletta to Antonio Attard, with issue. Rosalea Attard, married 1804 Valletta to Salvatore Vella, (s/o of Fantino and Teresa Bonello), with issue. Antonia Vella, married 1820 Valletta to Gio Battista Rizzo. Maddalena Attard, married 1807 Valletta to Antonio Marich of Ragusa, with issue. Vincenzo Marich, (1813-1866), married 1832 Valletta to Maddalena Lo Re, dsp. Matteo d’Arena, married 1748 Valletta to Teresa Pace. Anna Maria d’Arena, married 1725 Valletta to Salvatore Tedesco, with issue. Giuseppe Tedesco, married 1766 Valletta to Mco Fedele Peralta. Simeone Tedesco, married 1764 Valletta to Rosa Fleri. Carlo Tedesco, married 1771 Valletta to Angelica Brignone, with issue. Maria Tedesco, married 1761 Valletta to Giuseppe Graziani. Gioacchino Tedesco, married (1) 1776 Valletta to Nicolina Corelli, married (2) 1824 Valletta to Francesca Decelis, with issue. (First Marriage) Fedela Tedesco, married 1814 Valletta to Bartolomeo Bajardo, with issue. Bernardetta Bajardo, married 1832 Valletta to Gio Battista Satariano. Nicolina Bajardo, married 1839 Valletta to Antonio Xicluna. (Second marriage) Maffilda de Siero, married 1746 to Conte Luigi Preziosi. Aloisia de Siero, Nun, dunm. Giovanni I Battista Desiero, (1730-1802), migrated to Imperia Russia and created Baron Desiero and to his descendants by Tsar Paul I 1799 and Knight of St George of Russia and St John of Malta, married 1799 to Baroness Marie Bode-Kolgtcher, with issue. (illegitimate from the Baroness Celestri of Syracusa, Italy) Margarita de Celestri, [5] married 1716 Valletta to Salvazio Silvestro Caruana, with issue. Salvatore Caruana, married 1758 Mdina to Teresa Chircop, with issue. Angelo Caruana, married (1) 1800 Mdina to Maria Zerafa, married (2) 1812 Mdina to Maria Farrugia, with issue. (First marriage) Francesco Caruana, married (1) 1824 Mdina to Rosa Busuttil, married (2) 1843 Mdina to Maria Ciantar, with issue. (First marriage) Salvatore Caruana, married 1857 Qrendi to Rosa Bondin. Fra Pio Caruana, Abbott, (d. 1796), dunm. Sr Margarita Caruana, Nun, dunm. Angela Caruana, d.inf.

9. Giacobina de Piro, married (1) 1613 to Gio Domenico Paradotto, with issue. Married Secondly 1618 to Vincenzo Mancuso, with further issue.

9.1. (First Marriage) Natalizia Paradotto., married 1638 to Don Dr Giuseppe Lanza JUD dei Baroni di Mojo, dsp.

9.2. Angelica Paradotto, married to Lorenzo Paglio.

9.3. Gian Francesco Paradotto, dunm 1681.

9.4. Agostino Paradotto.

9.5. Giacinto Paradotto. 

9.6. (Second Marriage) Angelica Mancuso, married 1665 at Valletta to Lorenzo Cagliola, with issue. 

9.6.1. Verodiana Cagliola., married 1675 at Valletta to Franco Caxcera.

9.6.2. Eugenia Cagliola., married 1685 at Valletta to Dr Matteo Russia JUD., married (2) 1698 Valletta to Pasquale Callus, with issue. (First Marriage) Giuseppa Russia, married 1710 Valletta to Demetrio Farrugia. Maddalena Russia, married 1705 Valletta to Salvatore Cuschieri.

9.6.3. Anna Cagliola, married 1680 Valletta to Emmanuele Condorato, with issue. Teresa Condorato, married 1720 Valletta to Jean Claude Joannon of Lyon, France. Maddalena Condorato, married 1756 Valletta to Francesco Lorenzo Costa. Sig. Gio Alessandro Condorato, married 1731 Valletta to N. Busietta. Sig. Albano Condorato, married 1735 Valletta to Aloisea Capilliani, with issue. Margherita Cordorato, married 1758 Valletta to Antonio Pitua. Sig. Pietro Cordorato, married (1) 1771 Valletta to Margherita Clerier of France, married (2) 1779 Valletta to Filippa Xermini. Rosa Cordorato, married 1777 Valletta to Sig. Gio Epifano Zammit, with issue. Fortunato Zammit, married 1808 Cospicua to Rosaria Busuttil.

9.7. Enrico Mancuso, married 1670 Valletta to Orsola Vivier, with issue.

9.7.1. Gio Battista Mancuso, married 1707 Valletta to Elizabetta du Pales, with issue. Maria Mancuso, married 1726 Valletta to Giuseppe Zammit.

9.7.2. Mco Gio Francesco Mancuso, married 1721 Valletta to Angelica Aloisea, married (2) 1735 Senglea to Anna Baron, with issue. (Second Marriage) Gerolama Mancuso, married (in Messina, Sicily c. 1780) to Nobile Cristoforo Triolo dei Baroni di Sant’Anna e di Radilbesi of Messina, Sicily, ( *4) with issue. Cav Placido Triolo dei Baroni di Sant’Anna e di Radilbesi, Sicilian Regiment, (1788-1833), married 1815 Valletta to Grazia Borg, with issue.

10. Geronima de Piro., married 1627 at Valletta to Don Paolo Antonio Giulio San Severino dei Baroni di Marcellinara.


Footnote: After his wife Cornelia died, Lorenzo Ubaldesco took up Holy Orders, eventually being appointed Archdeacon of the Cathedral.

Footnote#1: Gio Pio De Piro was one of the very first recipients of the right to Illustrissimo e Nobile. Owing to a great abuse which had crept in, of notaries and lawyers giving the style of Nobile and Illustrissimo to many persons indiscriminately in public documents, the Grand Master de Vilhena issued a Pragmatic in the year 1725 in which he criminalized such unauthorized use. A copy verbatim of the Pragmatic dated 30th April 1725 is found in the sub-Enclosure in Enclosure No. 3 in the letter from Governor Simmons to The Earl of Derby dated 28 October 1884 which is published in Copies or Extracts of Correspondence with reference to the Maltese Nobility (In Continuation of C-3812) presented to the House of Lords by Command of Her Majesty, May 1886. In the said copy verbatim, there is what appears to be an exhaustive list of the persons who at different times received from the said Grandmaster and his successors, an exception from the aforesaid pragmatic, thereby allowing them the right to use the styles of Most Illustrious and Noble, namely: (1) Milite Barone Marc’ Antonio Inguanez (See Djar il-Bniet) and his wife Baronessa Inguanez (See Gomerino) (30 April 1725); (2)Barone di Cicciano Fabritio Testaferrata (See:Castel Cicciano) and his mother the Baronessa di GomerinoBeatrice Cassia Testaferrata  (See Gomerino), (11 May 1725), (3) Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri Mario Testaferrata (See: San Vincenzo Ferreri) (9 July 1725), (4) Carlo Falson (See Falson), and Eleanora Testaferrata (See: Capo di Ferro) (13 June 1726), (5) Barone di San Marciano Diego Galea Feriolo (See: San Marciano), (2 September 1726), (6) Barone Gio Pio De Piro (See De Piro) (19 March 1727), (7) Canon Giuseppe di Costanzo (See Paganica), and Donna Rosa (See De Noto),widow of Gio Battista di Costanzo (24 May 1729), (8) Barone Isidoro Viani (See: Tabria), (27 June 1730), (9) D. Vincenzo Platamone (See Platamone),and Antonio Bonnici (??), (10) Baldassare Bonnici (13 January 1732), (11) Calcerano Mompalao (See: Mompalao)), Giuseppe and Caterina Cuschieri (See: Frigenuini) (6 March 1732), (12) Barone Saverio Gatt (See: Benwarrad) (23 August 1737), (13) Signor Ludovico Bianchi (See: Bianchi) (25 October 1741), (14) Dr.Ugolino Bonnici (5 September 1794), (15) Dr. Saverio Crispo (See:Crispo) (??)

Footnote#2: The title of Marchese De Piro was conferred in Spain by Philip V, King of Spain, by a patent of the 6th November 1742, on the Barone Gio Pio De Piro. It is a Spanish title and regulated by Spanish law. 

Footnote#3: The title of Barone di Budack was conferred by Grand Master Perellos, by a diploma of the 23rd April 1716 to Gio Pio De Piro.

Footnote#4: List of titleholders for the Barons of Budaq.

Footnote#5: List of titleholders of the Marques de Piro.

* A look at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina. – Following the huge readership of “A visitor’s assessment of two museums in Malta”, we are sharing these musings.

Nestled in a street, off Malta’s First Cathedral is the grand and newly refurbished Palazzo de Piro. 

Formerly part of a girls’ school, an old shield displaying the arms of Depiro adorns the facade beckoning respect for this Maltese family’s history. 

In the sections below we look at parts taken from the website of “Palazzo de Piro”. 

Our summation is that a more suitable name should have been chosen for this beautiful property.

“Palazzo de Piro is a 17th Century Palazzo nestled in the bastion walls of the medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s Silent City………….What we know as Palazzo de Piro as an existing structure now was originally three separate houses, the oldest parts of which date back to the second half of the 16th century.  The emblem in what is now the main entrance hall indicates that they were built by Malta’s most famous architect Girolamo Cassar or his equally renowned son Vittorio.  Over the last two centuries, Palazzo de Piro has been extensively remodelled a number of times. The internal floor levels were changed and windows ordered blocked up by Alexander de Piro himself, the monumental stone and marble staircase was constructed in Victorian times and in the 1950’s, extensive structural changes were made to accommodate the school that was run by the Dorothean nuns after the house was sold on by Orsola’s heirs.”

The building is said to have been the residence of the Falca family which was already extinct by 1647. There is evidence to show by the 19th century it had come into the possession of the Cavaliere Giovanni Parisio Muscati. Sometime later the house by then known as “Casa Fortunata” came to be gifted to the Dorothean nuns by a Monsignor Mifsud together with another house “Casa Mifsud”. Buhagiar and Fiorini refer to both houses as Palazzo Parisio Muscati. 

The nuns could not take possession at the time because the property had already been tenanted to the new Missionary Society of St. Paul founded in 1910 by Monsignor Giuseppe Depiro, hence the name of the house was derived not because of any association with the Depiro family but simply because it was convenient for Mifsud to describe the building as “il corpo di beni comprendente la casa di mia abitazione e l’attigua occupata dall’Istituto tenuto da Monsignor Decano Giuseppe Depiro in una a tutti i mezzanine e comodita’ dipendenti ed attigui allo stesso coropo di beni.”

In 1921 the house reverted to the owners and they used the building for classrooms. 

Finally the nuns themselves recently gave up the premises much to the consternation of Monsignor Mifsud’s heirs who promptly sued the nuns for the return of the property. An appeal is pending but no Depiro has come forward with a claim on the ownership of the house. 

It is unlikely the property was ever sold on by Orsola’s heirs to the Dorotheans because the owner previous to the nuns was Mifsud. 


Buhagiar and Fiorini (1996) “Mdina, the Cathedral City of Malta

Court case: Rosalie Mifsud vs Mother Provincial of the sisters of St. Dorothy

“In 1868, Alexander de Piro D’Amico Inguanez and his new wife Orsola took up residence here soon after their marriage.”

The Depiro family is said to hail from Rhodes and accompanied the Order of St. John in 1530. It moved up in the world securing a local title of barone in 1716 and the titles of Most Illustrious and Noble in 1727. 

A further title, of Marquis, was obtained in Spain in 1745 for half a million sixty two thousand five hundred maravedies de Vellon. The maravedí was tied to the real de vellón, causing the real de plata to be worth 68 maravedíes. Therefore this title was bought for 8,273 real de plata. In 1864, the real was replaced by a new Spanish escudo, then by the peseta in 1868, when a real came to mean a quarter of a peseta. Hence this title cost 2,069 pesetas, or just slightly more that 12 Euro in modern money. 

Other than titles of nobility there is very little accounted for by this family during the order’s tenure of the island. In fact, this family does not feature in Abela’s Descrittione di Malta (1647) and only makes a fleeting mention in Ciantar’s Malta Illustrata (1780). 

By modern standards, the Depiros were new money. Their fortune had come from two main sources:- The municipal appointment once held by Gio Pio De Piro and his marriage in to an equally new but much richer lady called Anna Gourgion. 

The Wheat Procurator enjoyed a commission of ten grani for every salma of wheat imported. Giovanni Gourgion was appointed procurator in 1700 and was succeeded in 1703 by his son in law Gio Pio.

Despite the fabulous wealth, no Depiro, owner or tenant, is recorded as residing in Mdina until the 19th century. In 1868 at the time when Monsignor Giuseppe’s parents moved in they were only collaterals to the main line. They had not succeeded any particular wealth from their paternal descent. 

However Giuseppe’s father Alessandro appended “Damico Inguanez” as proof of an honourable descent through his mother Gerolama Sceberras even though at the time her brother’s family retained the lion’s share of the D’Amico Inguanez wealth until it finally became extinct as recently as 1981. 

Like Alessandro’s own father, two of Giuseppe’s siblings successfully took up professions, which honourable as they may have been, automatically excluded them from any rights of precedence given by Grand Master Rohan in 1795 to those junior descendants who could prove they and all of their intermittent male ancestors lived off their own rents. 

A turn in Giuseppe’s family’s hopes for fortune first occurred when the accumulated wealth was almost passed off to another Monsignor by the last member of the main line. Donna Francesca Depiro willed all her earthly possessions to Monsignor Grech Delicata. However Alessandro’s unmarried brother had her will annulled in January 1885, because he proved the lady was mentally infirm: “non era capace di comprendere la lettura di una novella o di una comedia di Goldoni”.  

With the estate now in their uncle’s possession, the junior depiros remodelled their antecedents to a more acceptable social status which occurred in 1916 when the uncle died. As holders of the estate, they asserted a claim to the barony, even though in this case it was the estate which followed the title. Their mother Ursola Agius Caruana was reintroduced as the great heiress of a house in Florence: the inconvenient detail her father has bought that house through a Napoleonic auction was airbrushed from memory. The Spanish title eluded this junior branch, that title being successfully rehabilitated in 1870 in favour of another branch, but it persisted in calling itself “dei Marchesi Depiro D’Amico Inguanez”, overlooking there was never a Marquis with that surname. This practice was not regulated in any way, the local Government having ruled in 1878 not to recognize any legal right to the Maltese use of the genealogical designations of “dei Marchesi”, “dei Conti” and “dei Baroni”. 

A brother Igino became Senator on the basis he had been nominated in the title of baron by the unmarried uncle. With hindsight Igino should not have been made representative because by then it was already known there was an even more senior branch of the Depiro family which had been legitimated on the 5 December 1807m and because more recent investigations have shown private nominations, even is made by will, of titles of nobility are invalid. Igino was also one of two delegates representing the “general community of Malta” at the Coronation of King George VI. 

Bad luck and political intrigue of 1976 forced the last holder of the wealth to sign off a heady list of properties variously situated in Malta (Burmarrad, Dingli, Gudja, St. Paul’s Bay, Zabbar) and Gozo (Ghajnsielem, Gharb, Zebbug, Victoria). 


Public Contract 30 April 1717 (Notary Gaspare Domenico Chircop) whereby the usufruct of certain properties were to be enjoyed by the successor of the title created in 1716.

“The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Noble families of Malta”, Vol. 2, PEG Publications, 1992, Gauci Charles, Table 74.

Public Contract 10042/1976 (Notary Gambina)

“Orsola was an heiress with various properties including a palace and small church in the heart of Florence, but it was here she decided to bring up a family of seven boys and two girls. As a great Maltese matriarch she managed both her family and considerable works of charity with energy and enthusiasm, and continued to do so after the untimely death of her devoted husband.”

Orsola’s biography was published in Christmas 2011. Her pet name was “Chica”.  

Chica was born Agius Gauci but she is better known as Agius Caruana. Surnames are easily appended in Malta as long as the root surname is clear. 

Chica married Alessandro Depiro in 1868 and lived 1847-1937. Her husband died in 1898 aged 49. 

The book is a double whammy of nice pictures of fine buildings and of detailed cv’s of many of Chica’s descendants. This Christmas turkey is stuffed with sentimental pieces and forgotten colonial masters. 

On the downside, very little of the data actually concerns Chica leaving an unpleasant after-taste of having been fed something not quite right.

There is a vast compilation of “dei Marchesi Depiro” in pictured documents, but the narrative talks about “dei Marchesi and dei Baroni Depiro” plus the occasional Baron, Marquis and -inos. Some Counts are featured too. 

The publication impresses less about Chica and more about titles of nobility claimed by her descendants through other sources. The book has Felicissimo Apap Bologna as “6th Count of Catena” even though he lost the “Catenaentail” to Gerald Strickland who was descended from the elder line of the Counts Bologna. Similar themes recur in different parts.

Whether Chica a self-sufficient lady, actually cared for other people’s plumes is not discussed at all. Nor is any mention made of the Catena entail’s colourful history that spans 2 centuries of court litigation. 

No mention is made of the painting donated by Ursola (noted as Marchioness Depiro) to Cospicua Parish Church, of her family’s intimate connections to the villages of Qrendi and Mqabba or of the many masses said by her saintly son Giuseppe for the repose of her soul and those of other Agius family members. 


Nonna Chica“, Introduced and edited by Peter Apap Bologna, Malta (2011). ISBN 978-99932-0-849-5–pittura.html


  1. MELITENSIA BOOK CLUB, Issue 1, Abela Commendatore Fra Gian. Francesco, Della Descrittione di Malta isola nel mare siciliano con le sue antichita’, ed altre notizie. Libr Quattro Facsimile edition. Malta, 1984.

  2. Adami collection


  4. Enciclopedia Storico-Nobiliare Italiana Vol VI, by Marchese Spreti, pages 714-715 states the following: Familiglia Siciliana, che si vuole originaria da Venezia, passata prima in Napoli poi in Sicilia nel secolo XVI con un Gian Andrea, Capitano di Carlo V, e che si stabili nella citta di Piazza ed i cui posteri poi si trapiantaroni in Alcamo. Francesco fu Capitano giustiziere di Alcamo nel 1626, la stessa carica ebbe Giuseppe nel 1663, un altro Francesco fu Governatore di Alcamo nel 1688 ed un altro Giuseppe fu Cavaliere di giustizia dell’Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio nel 1799. Questa famiglia possedette i feudi di Geraci e Geraciotti, nonche le baronie di Sant’Anna e di Radilbesi. Del titolo di Barone di Radilbesi. I’ultima investita fu Giovanna Triolo il 6 giugno 1762. La famiglia e iscritta genericamente nel l’El Uff. Nob Ital del 1922 col titolo di Barone di Radilbesi (mpr male to male descent), in persona dei discendenti dall’ultima investa Giovanna Triolo su detta.

  5. Margarita Celestri was the daughter of Barone Dr Gio Pio de Piro JUD and Baroness Celestri of Messina. The source states that the daughter was born to the Baroness twelve months after her husbands death and she had spent some with the De Piro after she became widowed. Rumoured that Margarita was the illegitimate daughter of the Baron of Budaq. Her brother in law, Salvatore Caruana had married at Siggewi in1712 to Rosa, a released slave from Barone Dr Gio Pio de Piro JUD. Source: Adami Collection, Volume unknown, page 20. Guiseppe de Siero sives de Piro  married at Mdina 1722 to Teresa Debono. Giuseppe is noted as being the illegitimate child of Baron Gio Pio de Piro JUD.

  6. [29-33] A propósito de la soberanía mediatizada de la Orden de Malta, un
    título de Castilla concedido en 1742 a un barón maltés: el Marquesado de
    Piro, por el Dr. Marqués de la Floresta